meet your specialist trainer Scot Masamery
Dog Training & Behavioral Therapists for Needham, Newton, Waltham, Massachusetts
Scot arrived at my house and was afraid to come in because Thelma was barking beyond viciously at the door. I ended up putting her in her crate so he could safely enter. We (me, my daughter, and my boyfriend) spent the 1st couple of hours learning about 'dog-speak' from Scot. It was obvious that he is extremely knowledgeable and experienced in communicating with dogs and teaching their owners the same. He is a most excellent teacher and made learning about how to understand your dog, communicate with your dog, and make sure your dog is well taken care of and loved in a way that was so easy to comprehend! We were all impressed with Scot's ability to present this information in such an intuitive way. Thelma continued to bark (aggressively) in her crate while Scot was educating us. When she finally stopped, we all went in to the living room. She immediately started barking viciously again. I have never seen her so aggressive - she was truly a wild animal and we were all frightened. With utmost patience, Scot showed us how to make her understand that I was the alpha and she could trust and depend on me to take care of her. After another hour or so, Thelma had quieted down and was obeying my commands calmly. We gave her rewards of love and affection when she obeyed me, Scot, my daughter, and Ed (boyfriend). By the end of the afternoon she was a different dog - Calm and quiet and most amazingly - friends with Scot! I am continuing Thelma's training the Bark Buster way and she continues to be obedient and trusting of me - her new pack leader. She is making amazing strides and responds to my commands more eagerly and quickly each day.Barbara W.August 23 2016
Best Dog Training in South Shore!
If you're reading this, then you're probably frustrated with your dog's behavior and you're trying to determine the best way to do something about it.
You're thinking that you don't want to go to an obedience class because you don't believe a "one size fits all" approach is going to work for your pet. And, besides, who has the time or patience for a weekly class with 15 other barking dogs?
You don't want to send your dog away to one of those doggie "boot camps" because you're afraid her spirit might be broken, or fear that she'll return behaving more like a robot than a family pet. What about the behaviors that only occur in and around your home?
And you certainly don't want someone coming into your house and spinning your dog in circles until he becomes a whimpering shell of himself.
Did you know that your dog probably doesn't realize she's misbehaving, or understand how frustrated you are with her actions? Often, a poorly behaving dog is doing her very best to fulfill her responsibilities as she understands them.
The problem is that your dog doesn't understand your rules, and she makes bad decisions as a result. Therein lays the problem: you're not communicating.
So, how do you get your dog's behavior under control in a way that is not only convenient and effective, but will also result in a better relationship between you and your dog?
Bark Busters shows you how to communicate with your dog in a language he understands, so you can give him the education he's missing and provide the guidance he's craving. We will teach you how to deal with your dog's behavior in a humane, non-physical manner. Most importantly, we realize that you need a technique that fits with your lifestyle and the kind of relationship that you want to have with your pet, not some expert's opinion of how your dog is supposed to act.
My goal is for you to have control of your dog(s) using voice and body language. Our training philosophy is based on how dogs naturally learn and teach each other. We don't use harsh techniques, which often do more harm than good. After you learn the Bark Busters system, your dog will respond to you as his/her leader through respect, not just reacting to food or fear.
Dogs learn best when they can focus on the owner and trainer without distractions. In their home, dogs are less stressed, and therefore you can focus on the issues and they learn very quickly. It's important for you to know how to control your dog in "real life" situations. We accomplish this through our private and personalized sessions that help you and your dog overcome the specific challenges you are facing and achieve your training goals. Simply stated when you succeed we succeed.
Bark Busters was initially founded to help people whose dogs had behavioral problems and were in danger of being abandoned or euthanized. Such a mission is one of the reasons why I am here today. We use all natural and non-physical methods to help you and your dog communicate more effectively. We customize the training to each individual dog and owner to address your personal situation and circumstances, and we make it an enjoyable experience!
Take a step toward better communications and to achieve the relationship that both you and your dog deserve.
Silently the dog watches...
WORDS TO LIVE BY
Dogs, just like children, are shaped by the emotions of the parents. Any emotional scene leaves the mark.
- When your dog absorbs hostility from his environment he becomes vicious.
- When your dog absorbs emotional disapproval he mirrors contempt.
- When you live by selfish indecision your dog becomes unruly.
- When your dog absorbs pity and concern he develops illnesses and feels very sorry for himself.
- When your dog repeatedly feels shame he cowers and becomes guilty in spirit.
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how we can help you and your dog
The Bark Busters Home Dog Training Methods helps solve dog behavior issues such as aggression towards people or other animals
- Cure embarrassing habits like barking, jumping up on people, scratching & whining at doors or inappropriate toileting.
- Create an obedient dog or puppy that will happily walk on the lead without tugging, sit or stay on command, and come immediately when called.
- Set off-limit areas for your dog.
- Reduce the stress of separation anxiety without the need for sedatives or drugs.
We teach you to communicate with your pet.
Blah, blah, blah, bad dog! blah blah. Do you think your dog isn't listening to you? Maybe you're simply not speaking his language. You may have heard of dog whisperer or dog listener techniques. The Bark Busters dog training method is based on the way dogs communicate with each other and how they learn from older, more important dogs in the pack. This is what makes our dog training unique and effective.
Why do we train in your home?
Your dog lives with a family, in a home. This is where he misbehaves most often so this is where training is most effective. Dogs learn by association. Bark Busters teaches your dog to listen in the home environment. If he does not listen at home, he will not listen outside your territory.
Training in your home is a one-on-one system without the distraction of other dogs or the stress of being sent away for training.
Of course, where you are experiencing problems outside the home such as pulling on the lead or dog aggression, we will set up controlled training situations in the park or wherever is most practical.